Dinnertime for WPC #2

I am reblogging this tale of our sweet Barn Swallow named Braveheart for Through Open Lens. It is a shortened version of the longer story of his whole life with us.

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Dinnertime

Dinner for Braveheart

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Braveheart for Dinner!?

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At this age, he fell out of the nest over our back door…twice….

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Helpless on the ground!

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We put him back with his siblings….and he survived so we called him Braveheart…

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But the cats discovered him during his pre-flight and were full of longing……….(this one is Phineas, the Terrorist)….

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And they were plotting to get at him……(This one is Zorro, the Gray Blade)….

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But who would eat this sweet little guy for dinner?

(By the way, it took him days of hanging out on several close-by perches before he finally fledged….he was pretty damaged by his falls from the nest.)

His parents and siblings continued to drop by at dinnertime to feed him for two weeks.

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Here he is, waiting to be fed….

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And waiting to FLY!

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Song Lyrics Sunday 3/26/17 #2

This could also go back a couple of weeks and make up for my lack of posting a favorite “Cover”, but it is also to add to Karuna’s perfect post “Imagine”.

There are so many choices online of Joan Baez singing this song. I picked this one because it is recent (she’s still got it!) and kind of fun.

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RHYTHM METHOD

Loved this and it made me feel HOPE!

SERENDIPITY

lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown


The poem I’ve written below is based on the “Five Principles for Getting through the Trump Years,” given by Alice Walker in her speech at a reading in La Manzanilla, Mexico two nights ago on February 20, 2017. I was fortunate enough to be at that reading where she and four other excellent writers also talked about subjugation, prejudice, inequality, poverty and the importance of kindness, open-mindedness, acceptance and education in bringing our country to a better level of fairness to all.

I’ll talk about some of the other poets and storytellers who told their tales in a later post; but for today, and since it fit in with today’s prompt, here is my take on Ms. Walker’s wonderful talk.

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Rhythm Method

You’ve got to listen to the beat.
Shake your booty, pound your feet.
If you want to survive the day,
the…

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March for people

Love this post. And the link to the pictures from all over the world yesterday blew my mind (like it hasn’t been since the 60’s!) Thanks Dr Kottaway for sharing your story and this link!

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My daughter and I marched yesterday.

She decided to come home from college for the weekend, planning to leave Saturday night. I decided not to go to the Seattle Womxn’s march, but do the Port Townsend one and asked her to join me.

We went out to breakfast and then to our small downtown. I no longer have television and look at news sites daily though a bit erratically, so neither of us had a pink hat. I wore my Mad As Hell Doctors t-shirt, my lab coat from working at the National Institutes of Health with the National Cancer Institute Patch, my Rotary name badge and pins gathered from going across the country trying to get medicare for all, single payer health care, from 2009 until now.

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Four bus loads went from our county to the Seattle march. We heard that the Bainbridge ferry was FULL. That is, they…

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